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Superior Segmental Artery of Right Lung
Cardiovascular System

Superior Segmental Artery of Right Lung

Arteria segmentalis superior pulmonis dextri

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Quick Facts

Origin: Inferior lobar artery of right lung.

Course: Accompanies the superior segmental bronchus (B6) of right lung.

Branches: None.

Supplied Structures: Superior bronchopulmonary segment of right lung.

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List of Clinical Correlates

- Pulmonary embolism

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